Research Administration for Departmental Staff Trainings for Academic Year 2021

All sessions will be offered via CarmenZoom. You MUST register in BuckeyeLearn ( a minimum of two weeks before each session. Zoom links will be sent to registered attendees only. We are unable to accept any late registrations.

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in any session, please contact Karla Gengler-Nowak at or 614-292-8077. Requests made 10 business days (two weeks) prior to the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

Dates, times, and locations are subject to change –  BuckeyeLearn will inform of any updates.

Contract Negotiation
Oct. 13, 2020
9-10:30 a.m.

Guest speaker Kristy Baker, head of the Office of Business and Industry Contracts, will discuss the contract negotiation process for sponsored programs, focusing on the similarities and differences between federal and industry awards. These awards will be compared with regard to budgeting, timelines, potentials for delay, and performance expectations.

An Overview of Compliance Issues in Sponsored Programs
Oct. 27, 2020
1:30-3 p.m.

Time and effort certification, common missteps in program management, recognizing red flags and handling appropriately and professionally

Cost-sharing on Sponsored Programs
Nov. 17, 2020
1:30-3 p.m.

Review of how to budget cost-sharing in proposals, gain approval from the department and college, and book cost-sharing after an award is made.

Appointing People on Sponsored Programs
Feb. 10, 2020
1-3 p.m.

Types of faculty appointments; time and effort reporting, key personnel, GRAs, post docs, others (making appointments and monitoring those appointments), off-duty compensation, release time appointments, supplemental compensation.

Purchasing on Sponsored Programs
Feb. 25, 2021
1-2:30 p.m.

Differences and similarities of purchasing on sponsored programs vs. general funds, basic rules and regulations, human subjects/petty cash, field work.

Supporting Development of Large Proposals
March 11, 2021
1:30-3 p.m.

Kate Hayes-Ozello from Ohio State’s Proposal Development Office will outline best practices used to support the development of large grant proposals. This will include: reviewing the RFP in-depth; developing an outline of all required components and making sure responsibility for each piece and part is assigned to someone; negotiating a proposal development schedule that everyone can live with; getting the team on the same page and keeping them there; and planning for mock reviews and/or feedback on the proposal draft prior to submission.

Office of Research Compliance Introduction
Week of March 29, 2021 (date tbd)
1-2:30 p.m.

Learn about conflict of interest, conflict management planning, research misconduct, responsible conduct of research.

Human Subjects Research and Grants
Apr. 13, 2021
9-10:30 a.m.

Types of human subjects research, the protocol screening and review process, the importance of award and protocol screening and review process, the importance of award and protocol congruency, and PI responsibilities.

Managing Sponsored Programs Awards
Apr. 27, 2021
1:30-3 p.m.

Learn effective project management by understanding the electronic tools available and regular monitoring activities.